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1. And Justice For Some (external link)
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the Juvenile Justice system, looking especially at the racial disparities of the young people caught up in it.
Resource Type: Article

2. Bureau of Justice Statistics (external link)
Abstract: This government site contains both current and historical data about crime, prisons, incarceration, arrests, and much more, on both local and national levels. It includes both datasets, fact sheets, and more detailed reports.
Resource Type: Website

3. Factsheet: Crime, Race, and Juvenile Justice Policy in Perspective (external link)
Abstract: An overview of facts and data about the Juvenile Justice System, including the demographics of youth in the system and the widespread racial disparities between them and the general population
Resource Type: Website

4. FedStats (external link)
Abstract: The gateway to statistics from over 100 US Federal Agencies
Resource Type: Website

5. Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System (external link)
Abstract: A statistics summary of patterns in the arrest, judicial management, and correctional placement of female offenders. Citing data from diverse sources, the study finds that females are entering the juvenile justice system more frequently and at younger ages.
Resource Type: Article

6. Key Studies: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System (external link)
Abstract: A list of resources about girls in the juvenile justice system, including articles on delinquency, mental health, and gangs.
Resource Type: Website

7. Prison Policy Initiative (external link)
Abstract: The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy on incarceration policy. Website contains data, graphs, articles, original research and papers about the problems with prisons, incarceration, and disenfranchisement in the US
Resource Type: Website

8. Prison Sucks - Statistics and Data (external link)
Abstract: Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Includes up-to-date information on the number of people incarcerated by race, gender and age; the economics of the prison industry; treatement of prisoners, mandatory minimums, etc.
Resource Type: Website

9. Research Library on Economic Justice Topics (external link)
Abstract: The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the general public. Website contains data and publications on a range of issues including education and youth policy, food and nutrition, health, housing, and homelessness.
Resource Type: Website

10. Seminar: Comparing Teen Gun-Related Murder Rates in the U.S. over the Past 20 Years (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

11. The Economics of Juvenile Jurisdiction: Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Juvenile Justice System (external link)
Abstract: Debates about handling young offenders often focuses on moral and legal principles. This article explores the feasibility of adding an economic perspective to this debate.
Resource Type: Article

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